Monthly Archives: February 2018

Pros To Bubble Window Well Covers

If you’re looking for a window well covers for your home, you’ll quickly find that there are many options to choose from. Whether you’re shopping at Lowe’s for window well covers, or window well covers from Amazon, you may be wondering which to choose… a standard grate window well cover or a clear bubble window well cover? While both have their place, pros, and cons, today you can explore all of the pros to bubble window well covers.

If you’re not sure what the bubble window well cover looks like exactly, think of the Maccourt W4418. Bubble and clear window well covers are clear, made from sturdy plastics, and are used to cover up your window wells. One of their many benefits is added security for your home.

Security

When used and installed properly, your bubble window well cover can keep intruders out of your home. The covers are made from strong materials and when locked from the inside, they cannot be opened from the outside.

Safety

Besides added security from people you don’t want getting in, your bubble window well covers provide safety for the people inside your home. Though they are impossible to open from the outside, the covers are easy to open from the inside. This is crucial when it comes to emergency situations. In fact, your home is required to have an egress window so that your family members can easily escape. Egress window well covers allow your family to be able to easily exit the basement, especially if they are unable to get to the main level of your home.

Eliminate Water

Every homeowner knows that water in the home is a huge red flag, and water can be especially problematic when it comes to basements. With more coverage than a standard grate window well cover, your bubble window well cover can actually help to keep water out of your window well, thus avoiding and eliminating water in your basement. Custom window well covers are a great option if you have an oddly shaped egress window that needs some extra protection from heavy rains or snowfalls.

Save Energy

Another pro to bubble window well covers are that they can help you save energy. Because they are clear and allow so much sunlight to shine through, you’ll be able to get much more natural light into your basement. Those mood-boosting rays mean you’ll need to flip on the lights less and you’ll be able to cut down on your monthly bills. Besides letting light in, your bubble window well cover will help to keep the cold and heat out. Whether you get a rectangular window well covers or square window well covers, with a proper fit you can better insulate your basement windows by adding bubble window well covers.
If you’re ready to add bubble window well covers to your home and want the best when it comes to quality product, knowledgeable installation, and top-notch customer service, look no further than Windowell Expressions.

 

Window Well Cover Damage – Repair or Replace?

You have window well covers over your basement window wells, and they have worked great for you and your home. But over time they may start to get worn out and not do the job so well. You start noticing more leaves piling up in your window well each fall, and increasing amounts of snow in the wintertime.

As you take a closer look at your window well cover you find the reason your cover is failing is because it is damaged. It may have happened slowly over time due to wear-and-tear, or you may not have had your window well cover long only to find a crack or dent due to some kind of accident. Either way, something needs to be done. But should you repair or replace your window well cover?

Repair

Your egress window well covers are vital to keeping unwanted debris out, while letting your family escape easily in an emergency. If you find your cover is damaged you may opt to repair it and get it back to working order as quickly as possible. Depending on the amount of damage, repairing it can be possible. If your plastic window well cover is scratched, you can try applying some furniture polish to help buff them out. You can also try a CD repair kit to help minimize scratches.  

But if you have a custom window well cover, whether it is a clear or great cover, that is cracked or bent out of shape, the cost of repair will depend on the severity of the damage. It is best to contact a business who sells well covers near you and get a quote. If the damage is severe, it may be more worthwhile to replace the window well cover.

Replace

Replacing your window well cover comes with its own decisions. First of all, you’ll have to decide which type of cover you want to buy, which brand to choose, and then where to make your purchase.

Home Depot sells many window well covers. Adjust-a-Grate offers aluminum window well grates that are adjustable to fit a number of wells. There are also many window well covers found on Amazon, like the MacCourt 4425R. But if you’re looking for a new custom window well cover made from the best materials around, the obvious choice is Windowell Expressions.

Choose a clear window well cover to allow as much natural light into your basement as possible, while giving the outside of your home a clean look. Or choose a standard or custom window well grate cover that will keep those in your yard safe and guard your home from burglaries. Whichever cover you choose, you can expect years of protection from your cover for your home and your family.

Regardless of whether you choose to repair your window well cover or replace it, you want to act fast. Your window well cover keeps unwanted debris out of your window well allowing for proper drainage, and keeps animals and family members safe from hazardous falls. If you choose to replace your cover, call Windowell Exressions today.